This larger case is sized to hold more sensitive gear and keep it safe (
in one video we saw someone fit inside - but we don’t recommend you do that). With layered foam or padded dividers, you can potentially fit in two layers of gear.
Despite its large size, the Pelican 1690 is made more portable thanks to smoothly rolling wheels and retractable pull handle, plus two side handles for lifting and loading - which will probably take two people when full. The case also stands on its wheelbase when needed.
Rugged Transit Protection
Using the time-tested polypropylene polymer of the classic Pelican line, it simply does not get tougher than this.
Fully reinforced steel hinges are protected by extra ribs. Stacking ribs on all sides helps ensure it stays put while the load is in transit.
If you’re bound for harsh climates, the 1690 is comfortable in temperatures ranging from -40°F / -40°C to 210°F / 99°C. Air pressure equalization valve ensures case retains its shape and stays easy to open when you change elevation. This valve is also moisture proof - it will not allow in water vapour that can cause condensation problems.
The Pelican 1690 survives the submersion test with flying colours (see certifications below - or the video above). It handles even heavy rain and falls into puddles with ease.
Considering the amount of equipment you can put in a 1690, of course you’d be worried about theft. But the steel-reinforced locking hasps ensure your case will stay closed.
Colour options include black, olive drab and desert tan. If you need the largest possible transport case there are larger models available.
Meets IP67 - stays watertight when left submerged for 30 minutes at 1 metre depth.
Meets both STANAG 4280 / Def Stan 81-41 - these are a set of tests for impact and temperature resistance (handles temperatures -40°C/-40°F to 99°C/210°F)